Managing Partners: Jed Kurzban, Helena Tezeli & John P. Pratt
Number of partners: 4
Number of other attorneys: 12
Languages: English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish
Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. is based in Coral Gables, Florida, but represents clients in cases across the United States and throughout the world. The firm is a world leader in the areas of US immigration law, personal injury, business and commercial law, and complex immigration and civil litigation. The firm’s partners and the firm’s legal team has built and maintained a reputation for excellence and represents clients ranging from major commercial organizations, fortune 500 companies, high net worth individuals and investors, hospitals, major sports leagues, as well as individuals from all walks of life to achieve their US immigration goals and objectives.
In addition to its renowned expertise in all aspects of immigration law, the firm also has a strong business law presence, and is also known for its successful results for its clients in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and products liability. The firm has obtained record monetary damages awards for many of its clients injured by negligence or malpractice.
Main Areas of Practice:
Immigration and Nationality Law:
3 partners; 12 fee earners based in the United States and Japan
The law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. focuses on all types of immigration law and immigration defense issues. The firm’s lead immigration attorney, Ira Kurzban, wrote ‘Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook,’ which has been widely cited by legal peers, judges and federal officials as an authoritative book on all aspects of immigration law. A founding partner of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A., Ira J. Kurzban has more than 30 years of experience in immigration and naturalization law. The firm has litigated more than 50 immigration cases — including victories that changed the law for all immigrants — and is knowledgeable and accomplished in deportation (removal) law. Mr. Kurzban and partner John P. Pratt are certified by The Florida Bar as experts in immigration law. Mr. Kurzban, Mr. Pratt and Partner Helena Tetzeli each lecture and write articles on immigration for The Florida Bar, the American immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and other organizations. Mr. Kurzban, Ms. Tetzeli, and Mr. Pratt have each been recognized for their skill and expertise in immigration law by their peers numerous times.
The firm serves employers, employees, and individuals and their families throughout the United States and worldwide in seeking employment-based immigration options, including high worth individuals in seeking investment immigrant (EB-5) and non-immigrant (E-2) visas to immigrate in the United States. The firm also helps families pursue immigration forms for their spouses, fiancé(e)s, children (including adopted children), parents, brothers and sisters. The firm advises employers on staying I-9 compliant and verifying labor requirements. It is known for getting results in complex and challenging cases covering all areas of immigration:
■Deportation/Removal defense — Fighting for the right to stay in the United States
■Detention and bond hearings — Release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody
■Immigration appeals — Challenging adverse immigration court decisions
■EB-5 investor-based immigration — Path to a green card for investing in a US business
■Corporate immigration — Assisting employers with visa processing and I-9 compliance
■Employment-based immigration — Helping skilled workers gain entry to the US
■Family-based immigration — Reuniting US citizens and immigrants with their loved ones
■Nonimmigrant Employment-based visas — H-1B, L-1, E-2 and other work visas
■Temporary visas — Student, business, visitor and government official visas
■Asylum and waivers — VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), U visa (crime victims), DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and other relief
■Citizenship — Obtaining U.S. citizenship and overcoming obstacles to naturalization such as old criminal convictions
■I-9 Compliance — Assist companies in representation before the Department of Homeland Security in I-9 investigations
Contacts: John P. Pratt, Esq., & Helena Tetzeli, Esq.
Tel: 305 444 0060
Emails: [email protected] or [email protected]
Medical Malpractice/Personal Injury:
The firm have set the standard by obtaining record-setting verdicts in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. The firm helped changed laws to pave the way for compensation for other injured plaintiffs.
Jed Kuerban is an attorney and the main managing partner of the firm. He concentrates his practice in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability and personal injury. He served as vice chair of the Dade County Bar Association Trial Section and on the Board of Directors for the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Kurzban has also lobbied in the State of Florida for issues relating to medical malpractice and victim rights. He has published several articles in the Florida Bar Journal and the FJA Journal and given multiple lectures on topics relating to Personal Injury, Auto Negligence, Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation. He was an adjunct instructor teaching pre-litigation tactics at the University of Miami School of Law. The firm’s goal is to recover considerable compensation for people that suffered serious injury at the hands of negligent health care providers or others. The firm achieved an exceptional record of success for our clients in the State of Florida and throughout the United States. Additionally, the civil litigation team at KKTP handles catastrophic personal injury cases, medical malpractice cases, products liability cases and miscellaneous personal injury matters that have resulted in catastrophic injuries. The firm set records in compensation awards and Appellate Courts and the Supreme Court of the State of Florida affirmed the compensation verdicts.
The firm is known for results in serious and catastrophic personal injury cases, including:
■Traumatic brain injury (TBI) or closed-head injury
■Paralysis (paraplegia, quadriplegia and more)
■Organ failure (heart, liver, central nervous system)
■Auto accident injuries
■Offshore and maritime accidents
■Construction site injuries
■Defective and dangerous product injuries
■Injuries on someone else’s property